In the first of two films Peter Brown traces the history of the Great Western Railway up to nationalisation and explores the remaining spirit of the old GWR. Of Coppersmiths and Kings
Swindon was a railway town. It made kings and castles, manors and halls - the historic locomotives of Brunei's Great Western. With copper-capped chimneys and brass nameplates they symbolised the best of British engineering. But times have changed, and these famous railway workshops closed in 1986. Before the closure Peter Brown visited Swindon. Producer Andrew Johnston (R)
('A Job for Life' tomorrow at 9. 00am)
Live coverage of the Trades Union Congress in Blackpool continues with debates on social issues.
Teachers' pay will start the day, to be followed by discussion of a wide range of education and training policies. In the field of health and safety at work, hosiery and knitwear workers are concerned by stress-related illnesses through work and the seamen want an investigation into the collision between the Bowbelle and the Marchioness last year. Injury compensation, the National Health Service, community care and pensions will all be touched on in this session.
Presented by Vivian White , Nick Jones and Ian Smith.
The first of two programmes. Edna O'Brien. Today Bishop
Richard Holloway talks to the celebrated Irish writer Edna O'Brien about her hopes of heaven. Is there, for her, such a place? What will it be like, and whom does she hope to meet there? She was born into a Roman Catholic family in a small town in the west of Ireland.
Her early life was dominated by the crucified Christ, whose 'gruesome passion' impinged on every word, every thought and every deed. Life was 'fervid, enclosed and catastrophic'. In this rare interview Edna O'Brien describes her personal journey from claustrophobic small-town Ireland to life as an internationally acclaimed writer.
Series producer James Murray
Animation with the voices of Michael Williams , John Wells and Barbara Leigh-Hunt . (R)
Another chance to see an edition of Tomorrow's World with sign language and subtitles.
Weather followed by Trades Union Congress 1990
The Leader of the Opposition, the Rt Hon Neil Kinnock , MP, addresses what could be the last congress before the General
Election. John Edmonds of the General Municipal Boilermakers
Union will then present a report of the TUC's Environmental Action
Group which puts responsibility for the environment on every individual in his or her workplace.
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A Solo Voyage with Pete Goss
A unique record of one man's battle against the elements, his thoughts as he faces continuing storms and his emotions as he's visited by whales and dolphins. Producer Tony Byers
A nightmare garden in Newcastle upon Tyne is prepared to be transformed and an American TV reporter living in Kent plants memories of her native Hawaii.
With Geoff Hamilton , Dr Stefan Buczacki and Pippa Greenwood.
Starring John Fraser Peter Cushing
On the Cornish coast in the 18th century the local fishermen's smuggling routine is disrupted by a murderous band of wreckers.
Writer/Director John Gilling
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Duke of Avon:
In Beginnings, strange god-like figures rise from an abstract animated landscape and merge into the pre-human world. Director Clorinda Wamy
A classic American comedy starring Phil Silvers.
When a bop drummer is assigned to his platoon, Sergeant Ernie Bilko immediately sees himself touring Europe with an all-army jazz group. (R)
Sergeant Ernie Bilko:
Another chance to see Alan Plater 's seven-part adaptation of Anthony Trollope 's Barchester novels. Starring Donald Pleasence Nigel Hawthorne
2: Archdeacon Grantly has vigorously opposed the attacks of The Jupiter on the Church in general and Mr Harding in particular. Although legally vindicated,
Mr Harding , after much heart-searching, has come to believe John Bold is morally right.
Director David Giles
Producer Jonathan Powell (R)
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Coffee house waiter:
Sir Abraham Haphazard:
A comedy series with Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie.
New horizons in home entertaining as Dwight Camply , the roving philosopher, arranges debates and symposia for busy people. He initiates a discussion with a family from Chesham on whether or not Adam can have had a navel and a lively fist fight ensues.
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25 Years of Race Relations
3: Beyond the Law. Should Britain's race laws be tougher? In Northern Ireland, employers now face heavy penalties if they discriminate against people because of their religion.
Would race relations improve if similar measures were adopted against racism on the mainland? In America, many black employees have successfully organised themselves to pressure management into change. Now, London's Underground workers are doing the same. The last film in this series looks at the prospects for the future. Will the law change or does the future of race relations lie beyond its reach? Producer Onye Wambu
Executive producer John Wilcox
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The first of six short films by writers new to television is an atmospheric new jazz film capturing the frustration of a talented young Scottish trumpeter. Paul is playing another lousy gig in Dundee when a sudden confrontation brings his dreams of escape within his grasp.
Written by Robert Flynn
Producers Vicky Ucorish and Phillippa Gilm
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